Pert-Near Chironomid Pupa

Curtis - March 18, 2018

Over the past number of years, I've found more and more that while I start off fishing the biggest size chironomids (or midges in rivers) that I can get away with, I often end up needing to fish smaller patterns when the fish get picky. I'll see fish pick out the smaller sized midges and chironomids over their larger cousins -- even when both are present in abundance. So in order to cover the bases for these types of situations, I usually find I size down a bit and dial in the "match the hatch" realism on the patterns I'm throwing. I call this the Pert Near Pupa but it's a relatively general style of chironomid pattern tied and used by people around the world. I just like to tie this one with the new Hemingway synthetic quill for some extra durability and pizzazz. The nice thing, it's a quick tie and can catch fish in both stillwaters and rivers. Just size up or down and change colors as needed.

Material List
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

$3.25
Nature's Spirit Stripped Goose Biots
Nature's Spirit Stripped Goose Biots
Nature's Spirit Stripped Goose Biots

Nature's Spirit Stripped Goose Biots

$2.50
Para Post Wing Material
Para Post Wing Material

Para Post Wing Material

$3.50
Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

$17.99
Hemingway Synthetic Tapered Peacock Quill
Hemingway Synthetic Tapered Peacock Quill
Hemingway Synthetic Tapered Peacock Quill

Hemingway Synthetic Tapered Peacock Quill

$4.45
Loon UV Infiniti Light
Loon UV Infiniti Light

Loon UV Infiniti Light

$59.99
Loon Ergo Bodkin
Loon Ergo Bodkin

Loon Ergo Bodkin

$9.99
Hanak H 333 BL Czech Nymph Hook
Hanak H 333 BL Czech Nymph Hook

Hanak H 333 BL Czech Nymph Hook

$8.95
Tiemco Razor Scissors - Gold, Half-serrated
Tiemco Razor Scissors - Gold, Half-serrated

Tiemco Razor Scissors - Gold, Half-serrated

$72.95